Hello, I am an environmental and economic historian based in Vancouver, British Columbia. I hold a PhD in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and I am currently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) postdoctoral fellow in residence at Simon Fraser University. I study the human, environmental, and economic history of grazing rangelands and the global beef trade.
I am always interested in speaking with current or past livestock producers, beef industry experts, rangeland managers, and other students and scholars. Please contact me or read more.
FEATURED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Invisible Hooves: Markets and the Environment in the History of Ranching
What is the relationship between markets and environmental change? Case studies of "Wild West" range violence, early US public lands regulation, corporate meatpacking, consumer price activism, commodity futures markets, international trade wars, and carbon markets explore this question.
Land Use, Climate, and Ecological Change on Grazing Rangelands
What is the relationship between livestock grazing as a land use pressure and climate in driving long-term ecological change on arid and semi-arid rangelands? Deep historical case studies in California and British Columbia aim to test existing theories and develop new models.